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Newton County Personal Injury Attorneys

Our Atlanta Personal Injury Attorneys at Montlick and Associates would like to welcome you to our legal blog. The blog is designed to provide helpful information to injury victims about their legal rights and remedies, and to promote family safety so that accidents can be prevented before they happen. While our attorneys and staff have provided information on many topics, we know that you may have specific questions based on your unique situation. We invite you to contact us for your free consultation with one of our Atlanta Personal Injury Lawyers so that we can evaluate your case, let you know about your legal rights and the steps that need to be taken to protect those rights, and to address your specific concerns and questions.

No matter where you are located our attorneys are just a phone call away, and we will even come to you. Call us 24 hours a day/7 days a week for your Free Consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333). Or use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour Live Online Chat.

Newton County Personal Injury Lawyers

Many Newton County residents who have their lives derailed by negligent drivers, unsafe worksites, unrestrained dogs and other hazards never receive full compensation for their injuries. Insurance companies work diligently to minimize the compensation they provide on personal injury claims. The decisions and actions taken by vehicle occupants, motorcyclists, bicyclists, pedestrians and other injury victims in the wake of serious accidents can significantly impact the outcome of your personal injury case. When one is recovering from intense pain, emotional stress and/or physical disability, it is difficult to focus on the best approach to protecting one’s personal injury claim. Our experienced Newton County personal injury attorneys negotiate with insurance companies, navigate substantive and procedural legal requirements and investigate our client’s claims so that we can provide a compelling case when seeking the best results for our clients.

Montlick and Associates has been representing those suffering injury and the families of wrongful death victims in Newton County and the surrounding areas of Georgia since 1984. Our experienced Newton County personal injury attorneys handle a broad range of injury claims, including but not limited to the following:

Newton County Motor Vehicle Accident Claims: If you are injured in a car accident involving an inattentive, intoxicated, reckless or speeding driver, you may suffer life-altering injuries. Personal injury victims struck while riding a motorcycle or operating a tractor-trailer face a high risk of suffering permanent injury or even death because of the unique physics and/or the limited protection from impact in these types of collisions. We represent those involved in all types of motor vehicle collisions including: passenger car accidents, trucking accidents, motorcycle accidents, bicycle crashes, bus collisions, SUV rollovers and pedestrian-vehicle collisions. Our Newton County motor vehicle accident lawyers recognize the many strategies and tactics insurance companies utilize to derail legitimate car accident claims, and we work diligently to obtain the compensation our clients need to overcome their injuries and support their families.

Newton County Premises Liability Claims: The area of premises liability law prescribes the legal duties and basis for imposing liability on property owners who cause injury to those on their premises because of unsafe conditions. While public, residential and commercial property owners are not asked to be insurers for the safety of those that come on their property, they are expected to provide warnings or to take reasonable care to rectify hazards that they know or should know exist. The scope of this duty and whether a property owner has complied with this duty may involve the analysis of a range of factors, including the type of property, purpose of the visit, nature of the hazard, actions taken to warn visitors or remedy the hazard and a variety of other factors. Some of the types of premises liability cases we handle include: animal attacks, slip and falls, spa drain entrapment accidents, construction accidents, dog bites, swimming pool drowning incidents or trip and falls.

Newton County Workers' Compensation Claims [Construction Accidents]: When you suffer an injury while performing your work duties, you may be unable to work for weeks, months or years. Serious injuries and occupational illnesses can mean significant medical and rehabilitation expenses accompanied by an interruption in your wages or salary. Workers' compensation benefits can alleviate these hardships by providing medical care, temporary disability benefits and sometimes lump sum payments for long-term disability. Our Newton County workers' compensation attorneys represent clients both in workers' compensation cases and personal injury claims against third parties. Whether you are injured by an industrial accident, defective farming equipment accident, occupational exposure to hazardous materials or other workplace hazard, we are committed to seeking the compensation injured workers need to recover and get back to their daily activities.

Newton County Wrongful Death Claims: There are few experiences more difficult than having the life of someone close to you cut short because of the negligent, reckless or intentional conduct of another. The law does not permit wrongdoers who cause severe injury to others to avoid fiscal responsibility for the harm they cause when a victim dies. The estate of someone whose death is caused by another’s inadvertent or conscious misconduct and the victim’s family may seek compensation. Some damages may be sought on behalf of the decedent, which is referred to as a “survival action.” The family of the decedent may also seek compensation for their own losses because a loved one has been taken prematurely. Our Newton County wrongful death attorneys offer a free initial consultation so that we can explain the requirements for a wrongful death action in terms of who may bring the action and the types of recovery available.

Newton County Product Liability Claims: Businesses that take shortcuts when conducting quality control or evaluating the safety of their products may put consumers at risk when their products malfunction or fail to perform in the manner intended. Whether the defective product is a drug with harmful side effects, an airbag or car seat that fails in a car accident or an electrical device that causes a fire or explosion, you may have the right to pursue a product liability claim against any entity involved in the production or distribution process. Our Newton County product liability lawyers work closely with engineering experts so that we can identify defective features of dangerous or unreasonably unsafe products.

Know your legal rights! If you or a loved one has been the victim of a personal injury, we invite you to call us today. Whether negligent, reckless or intentional conduct caused you injury, you may have a legal claim for monetary recovery. At Montlick and Associates, our dedicated and compassionate Newton County personal injury attorneys are here to assist you. Call us now for your FREE CONSULTATION. Our committed and professional legal team is here to help and may pay you a visit if necessary. Call us anytime at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333) for your FREE CONSULTATION. Visit us on the web at to complete our FREE CASE EVALUATION FORM or access our 24-hour live chat service.

Atlanta Car Accident Injury Attorneys

Our Atlanta Car Accident Injury Attorneys known that if you are involved in a motor vehicle collision in Atlanta, you may experience devastating and debilitating injuries. When you are victimized by a negligent driver who is drunk, speeding, tailgating, inattentive or otherwise driving unsafe, it is important to know your responsibilities and rights before you deal with the other driver’s insurance company or initiate a personal injury lawsuit. When those injured in motor vehicle accidents attempt to negotiate directly with the at-fault driver’s insurance company, the insurance adjuster will attempt to take advantage of his or her experience handling many car accident claims. Motor vehicle accident victims often make damaging admissions or fail to comply with critical procedural requirements.

When you are involved in a motorcycle collision, car crash, trucking accident or other form of motor vehicle accident, critical mistakes can result in a waiver of your rights or compromise the value of your claim. The statute of limitations, waiver of liability agreements and recorded statements are all issues that can damage or even bar your motor vehicle accident claim. While these types of issues are present in all types of motor vehicle collision lawsuits, there are unique issues that may affect your right to compensation based on your type of motor vehicle accident claims.

Types of Atlanta Motor Vehicle Accidents

Some of the types of motor vehicle accidents that present unique issues include:

Motorcycle Accidents: Because of the inherent handling limitations of motorcycles, lack of structural protection of bikes and absence of safety restraint or airbags, motorcycle accidents often involve extremely serious injuries and fatalities. Head injuries are the most common cause of severe injuries in motorcycle accidents. Insurance companies may try to mitigate liability by claiming that a rider’s non-compliance with Georgia’s mandatory helmet law contributed to the severity of the rider’s injuries.

Tractor-Trailer Accidents: The massive size of commercial trucks in relationship to passenger cars means that trucking accidents may result in horrific collisions. A semi-truck transporting a maximum load may exceed the weight of a car, truck or SUV by 25 times or more. The length and weight of commercial trucks means that they are less responsive when braking or maneuvering. Our semi-truck accident attorneys recognize that successful litigation of jackknife accidents, rollover accidents, carriage under-ride accidents and other tractor-trailer collisions involves extensive understanding of trucking regulations and industry practices regarding the manipulation of evidence, such as driver logbooks.

Bicycle Accidents – Pedestrian Accidents: When bicyclists and pedestrians are struck by a motor vehicle, they have no protection from the force of impact. Because these accidents often involve catastrophic life-altering injuries, insurance companies are aggressive about defending these types of motor vehicle accident claims. Many insurance companies will try to shift responsibility to pedestrians or bicyclists by alleging they darted or steered unpredictably into traffic.

Legal Basis for Imposing Fault for Car Accidents in Atlanta

While there are particular issues that distinguish different types of accidents, negligence is the general legal theory upon which liability is based in most motor vehicle accident cases. Negligence in the context of a motor vehicle accident refers to the failure to exercise reasonable care to prevent foreseeable injury in collisions. While negligent conduct that results in car accidents and other motor vehicle collisions typically involves unsafe drivers, public entities and manufacturers of vehicles may also be liable for vehicle crashes. Causes of car accidents in Atlanta include:

  • Speeding
  • Tailgating
  • Failing to adapt driving to road or traffic conditions
  • Distracted driving
  • Operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs
  • Failure to obey stop signs and red lights
  • Unsafe roadways
  • Defective motor vehicles
  • Reckless driving
  • Driving when intoxicated (DUI)

Injuries incurred in motor vehicle crashes can disrupt every aspect of an accident victim’s life. Many collisions result in permanent physical and mental disabilities severely compromising one’s quality of life. The kinds of injuries experienced in auto collisions include:

  • Head and neck trauma
  • Spinal cord and other back injuries
  • Fractures, broken bones and bone crush injuries
  • Amputations
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Fatalities

These types of devastating injuries can mean prolonged courses of medical treatment, rehabilitation and disability from employment. The financial compensation you receive may include a wide range of damages including some or all of the following:

  • Lost wages and future diminished income
  • Medical costs
  • Pain and suffering
  • Vehicle damage
  • Impact on quality of life
  • Loss of companionship
  • Funeral/burial expenses
  • Punitive damages

Make sure you know what your legal rights are and contact us if you or someone you know has been injured in a motor vehicle accident. Call now for a FREE CONSULTATION. Our Atlanta Car Accident Injury Attorneys invite you to call 24/7 at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333). A member of our professional legal team may even be able to pay you a visit. For further information, visit us on the web at and download our FREE CASE EVALUATION FORM or access our 24-hour live chat service.

Please Note:
All information provided by our blogs is general in nature and should not be relied upon as legal advice. Consult a Montlick attorney for details about your unique situation.